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of new hampshire, north carolina, wisconsin, and virginia. while they say virginia is for lovers, today it was for fighters with the candidates going head-to-head in a midday moment of predebate sparring. >> his is the path of he calls it forward. i call it forewarned. all right? it is the same policyings he's put in place over the last four years, and they have not worked. >> i travel around a lot in virginia and across this country. i don't meet a lot of victims. i see hard working virginians. i see single moms like my mom putting in overtime to raise their kids right, and i see a whole bunch of veterans who are serving this country with bravery and distinction. >> for now, the president is dominating the old dominion which he turned blue in 2008. polls in the past two weeks showing the president leading romney anywhere from five to eight points. but the president is taking nothing for granted, out today with a devastating new ad, and all in mitt romney's own words. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter
the stage in battleground virginia this afternoon, armed with an hour-long video with which all of america is now very familiar. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. who think that they're not interested in taking responsibility for their own lives. i don't see a lot of victims in this crowd today. i see hard-working virginians. >> or, as mr. romney likes to call them, feckless freeloaders. now, of course, as romney faces an intense backlash for insulting half the nation, the romney camp also finds itself with a war chest less impressive than originally thought, and now a widening gap in key swing state polls in both colorado and wisconsin. a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll puts the president up five points among likely voters, 40% to 45%. in iowa the president's edge over romney is eight points, 50% to 42%. that number enough to take iowa out of the swing state category, now defined as leaning toward the president on msnbc's battleground map putting romney at an even deeper electoral deficit. the new polls taken after
with pat robertson. what exactly is going on now? >> oh, martin, come on now. he was in virginia, and i mean a couple things. number one, this is a clear attempt to go after the evangelical voters in the republican base who already don't trust him, but also -- >> karen, he's already won the primary. >> oh, but in order to win the general election, let's take a look at virginia folk. president obama actually lost the white vote in virginia but won the african-american vote and that's a big part of how he won the state. so my read of that language was a very clear pandering and outreach to what evangelical voters in the state trying to use god, frankly, as a wedge issue, which i find very offensive. president obama has never said anything about taking god off of coins or out of his heart, for heaven's sake, not to mind the pun. obviously my folks made a stupid mistake in the platform. the word god got taken out. the president said put it back in. this is ridiculous. >> anna marie, pat robertson was at it again. take a listen to this, anna marie. >> i have lost my self-confidence. her word
't working. lindsey graham today, quote, i think what romney needs to do is get into virginia and run for sheriff. this is not rocket science. lord romney, call your butler and demand that he polish your spurs. let's get right to our panel now. with us in new york, democratic strategist professor bob schrum and richard wolffe, and david corn, autser of best selling "showdown," just out in paper back. mr. romney and mr. ryan are trying to suggest that an insult to half the nation was actually a philosophical statement of difference between their ticket and the president. do you buy stage two in their tale of the tape, the tape you brought to the nation's attention? >> thank you, martin. thank you for pitching the book for me. >> pleasure. >> this is really a grand game of bait and switch here. there is a debate to be had. you read "showdown" and it's interesting, i wrote that barack obama -- i guess mitt romney, too -- wanted this campaign to be one about clashing values between, you know, over the role of government, community action, individual liberty, tax rates and all that stuff.
in both of these states. having said that, officials also say that ohio, virginia, and florida are the game over states. so you are seeing sort of a full press effort in those states. vice president biden has been focusing on ohio like a laser. fortunatelier president clinton is in florida as we speak and the first lady is heading to virginia on thursday. of course, president obama has been making multiple stops at all of those states. so i think colorado and nevada are certainly important. are they one of the game over states? no. but the obama campaign still maintains that despite the recent lead that they've seen in some of the polling, that this will still be a close race until the very end, so they're not taking any of the big battleground states for granted. >> indeed. now, mitt romney accused the president of taking sides in the strike by chicago school teachers. although the administration has not expressed any opinion on the matter. do you think the romney campaign could force the administration to issue a statement or do you think the white house will, as it were, ret
or colorado or virginia, it's the other people here to go back and do stuff even beyond what they thought they would do before they got here. by being so passionate about these issues that the people here care so much about, the convention is really doing well. you feel a lot greater energy here as we get close to leaving than you did in tampa. >> in a way, all of these attacks, i guess, are helping democrats as opposed to helping republicans. >> i think so. i think it's a very extreme. aiken stands as a representative of the republican party now. the message conveyed here goes far beyond ann romney saying, hey, i have a good husband. you can trust him message that we saw at the tampa convention. >> ann marie, i want to play a clip for you from cecil richards. take a listen. >> two years ago, when paul ryan and john boehner and todd aiken and the tea party took over the house of representatives, they promised they were going to create jobs and jump start the economy, but instead on day one they came after women's health, and they haven't let up since. >> anna marie, how well do you think
that the president himself anticipated earlier today at a rally in norfolk, virginia, where he drew a sharp contrast with his republican rival, mitt romney. >> i mean, think about it. a plan that says we're going to make middle-class families pay for another budget-busting, $250,000 tax cut, for people making $3 million a year or more, that's not really persuasive to most people. >> while the president was delivering that line, mitt romney's been up in vermont this afternoon, working on his powers of persuasion, fine tuning his debate preparations and leaving hatchet man paul ryan to do the dirty work on the campaign trail as today in battleground ohio. >> the biggest threat to medicare is obama care and one of the biggest threats to job creation is obama care. so for the sake of medicare, and for the sake of jobs, we are going to repeal and replace obama care. >> what a line. i wonder why he doesn't use that more often. of course. that was mr. ryan's well rehearsed stump speech. like a p 90 x for the truth where he bends and stretches his way around the facts, he gets even more of a workout during
this afternoon in virginia, mr. romney may finally have regained his faculty. he didn't mention the word sympathy or apology. joining us now is richard wolfe. mitt romney keeps talking about this false allegation that the president apologizes four america. but isn't it time he apologized first to the consulate staff who don't need a set of circumstances that are inflamed by the bluster and nonsense that comes out of his mouth, but also, what about the relatives of those who were killed. is there no courtesy, could he not have waited to release that statement until their next of kin had been informed. he's the man who needs to apologize. >> you need to recognize that there are times when a president is a political partisan figure and that job is about campaigning and there are times when you are speaking about a country a country in mourning. that's when you're really head of state, the president does most things, that's what mitt romney fumbled really badly. >> the world fumbled is inadequa inadequate, richard. >> well looking back at what actually happened and considering his own behavior, i thi
is that you have been fought in places like virginia and ohio -- >> by republicans. >> for a party that represents freedom, what's happened? believe me, this is an exclusionary process. >> hang on. do they not believe in freedom now? mitt romney says every single stump speech, i believe in american exceptionalism, i believe in freedom, freedom, but he's trying to fight you, except when it comes to a ballot. >> and as governor of new mexico, i'm not being hypocritical. i always promoted the notion of more is better. the fact that more choices people have, the better democracy functions. >> had ralph nader not run in 2000, al gore would almost certainly have become president. if you don't win, would you prefer to spoil mitt romney's party or the president's? >> you know, i'm so different in both. i mean, i'm more liberal on issues than many -- on many issues than obama. i'm a lot more conservative on many issues than romney. i think i'm really representative of the majority of americans that, speaking with a broad brush stroke r fiscally responsible and socially accepting. >> would y
scoreboards. in north carolina, the president is ahead 47-43% and in virginia, he enjoys a five-point lead over romney. in paul ryan's home state of wisconsin, the president leads romney by five points. brad woodhouse is communications director for the dnc. being week assuming we woebt see oprah winfrey talking to an empty chair. what can voters expect to hear from democrats in charlotte? >> well, look, i'll tell you what. what they'll hear is a president and party talking about policies that are move the country forward. i mean, we'll talk about a balanced approach to create jobs and return security to the middle class. you know, you'll hear on friday morning, no one will guess what the president's rationale is for a second term like they did at the end of mitt romney's speech. >> but on friday morning, there's a jobs report coming. are you concerned at all that that may to some extent steel the thunder of the president's speech? >> well, look, we're always concerned about the jobs reports. not because of report's political impact, but we want to see jobs continue to grow. we have had 29
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